Experience the wonderment of Southeast Alaska’s fascinating wildlife

As pioneers of Alaska cruising, and after nearly 50 years of operation, we’ve developed an unrivaled knowledge of the region’s most abundant wildlife areas. Our routes are designed to travel through these places, while allowing ample time for up-close encounters. If wildlife viewing is high on your list of priorities during your travels to Alaska, you’ll discover the benefits of our local, insider knowledge.

Commonly sighted terrestrial animals include both brown and black bears, mountain goats, and Sitka black-tailed deer. Occasionally, wolf and moose are seen.

Of course, Southeast Alaska is famous for its seasonal migration of humpback whales, which are engaged in almost constant feeding behaviors. Orcas, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, Dall’s porpoise, harbor porpoise, and sea otters are also frequently spotted on our expeditions. Shipboard hydrophones enable us to listen for marine mammal communication.